March 6, 2004

Driving The View. In his three innings, Curt Schilling threw mainly fastballs (36 pitches, 28 strikes) and worked both sides of the plate. He wants to throw 40-45 pitches in his next appearance on Tuesday against the Reds. He said he was nervous beforehand: "I'm either in neutral or I'm in full throttle. I don't have a second gear."

Trot Nixon will be sidelined for another week after being diagnosed with a slight disc protrusion in his lower back. ... Keith Foulke threw batting practice and could make his game debut by the middle of next week. ... Steven Krasner has a feature on catcher Kelly Shoppach, rated by Baseball America as Bosaton's #2 prospect.

Red Sox/Twins at 1:00 pm. Johnny Damon will make his spring debut; Byung Hyun Kim gets the start. ... Tim Wakefield will return on two days rest to join Derek Lowe in facing the Twins in a split-squad game Monday. Phil Seibel will start the other game against the Phillies; Dave McCarty is expected to pitch another inning.

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